Bournemouth are in negotiations with Genoa for former Manchester City attacking midfielder Olivier Ntcham, claims RMC.
According to the French radio station, talks have now opened with the Serie A side.
They are eager to anticipate interest from Bundesliga revelations RB Leipzig.
Ntcham is a Manchester City youth product and French Under-20 international who joined Genoa in the summer of 2015 on loan with option to buy.
The 20-year-old has contributed one goal and two assists in 28 games for the Grifone, but recently slipped down the pecking order under Coach Ivan Juric.